Protecting Families and Children
Kansas Democrats believe government doesn’t raise children, families do. Parents have a responsibility to care for and nurture their children. However, parents need support from their communities. Especially crucial are services for families and children who need extra help to succeed.
Kansas Democrats recognize persons with disabilities have abilities. We support the funding necessary for community-based services to help keep them independent and working as their abilities allow.
Kansas Democrats will continue to lead on the issues of pre- and post-natal care, safe and affordable child care, after-school programs, child immunizations, enforcement for child support payments, and criminal penalties for those who perpetrate domestic abuse. Democrats recognize the well-being of children and their families are the responsibility of all of us.
Kansas Democrats believe in ensuring an economic safety net for all families. We support the services needed to help families regain their independence.